Klein News
Klein Named Best Music Community
Mar 25 2015 - 03:05:00 pm

Klein ISD was recently named a Best Community in Music Education for the seventh time by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This program recognizes districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the core curriculum.

 

This award is distinguished this year because it is focused on student access to opportunities and resources for music, not competitive results. In Klein this is the focus for not only music, but for other fine arts including theater, dance and visual arts.

 

To learn more about this award and NAMM, click here

Yellow Bus Tour Provides Inside Look at Schools
Mar 25 2015 - 03:01:00 pm


Klein ISD will be hosting a Yellow Bus Tour featuring an inside look at life in the district. This tour will begin at the Klein ISD Police Department located at  7407 Louetta Rd. Klein, TX 77379 at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. The tour will include stops at Klein High School, Brill Elementary and Ulrich Intermediate. Lunch will be provided and the tour will return to the Klein ISD Police Headquarters around 2 p.m.

 

Come see how education has changed in Klein ISD to create ‘Future Ready’ students. Each school will provide tours of classrooms and other spaces within the facility allowing community members to ask questions of tour leaders along the way.

 

Reserve your seat today as space is limited to the first 75 respondents. Call or email Debbie Scheel at 832.249.4751 or dscheel@kleinisd.net.
Student Athletic Trainers: The Inside Story
Mar 23 2015 - 01:10:00 pm

More than giving athletes water and providing bandages and Gatorade, our student athletic trainers spend many hours learning and receiving hands-on instruction to provide skills they can take with them after graduation. March is Athletic Trainer Month and we want to take a deeper look into our programs.

 

Klein High School currently has a program that consists of 45 student trainers led by two staff licensed athletic trainers, Robbie McFarlin and Chrissy Cope, who also teach the Sports Medicine 1 & 2 courses to the student trainers and more than 60 other students who take the course as an elective. The Klein High student trainer program is recognized as one of the largest in the state. Currently there are three Klein High alumni working in NCAA Division 1 Athletic Training Education Programs.

 

“Our primary goal with the students is to educate them about sports medicine and teach them skills and characteristics that will help them no matter what career they choose,” said Robbie McFarlin.

 

The Klein Forest athletic training program provides students the opportunity to learn anatomy and physiology and learn through hands-on experience, how to deal with injuries. They also learn about meterology as it applies to athlete safety and nutrition and its affects on competition. The program is fortunate to operate as a family unit with 12 student trainers that share the same passion, dedication, pride and teamwork that can be seen through their work on the playing field and in the classroom.

 

“We like to think of our program as a stepping stone to future medical careers,” said Randall Angerstein. “We pride ourselves on exposing our students to situations and applying skills that will extend beyond the classroom,” he added.

 

 

Student athletic trainers at Klein Oak are involved in other school organizations such as choir and HOSA and are athletes themselves. The Klein Oak program is made up of 15 student trainers led by Lisa Oliver. The program provides upperclassmen the opportunity to observe surgeries and trainers receive their first aid/CPR training. Recently, student trainers  earned awards such as poster contest winners and 1st place in the Taping Contest as well as being named a Safe Sports School 1st Team.

 

The Klein Collins athletic training program is led by Catherine Marr and Adam Kokenzie and has 23 student trainers. They boast being the only Klein ISD school to teach Sports Medicine 3 beginning next fall, and they have been approved for National Honor Society of Sports Medicine. The program also boasts many awards and all senior athletic trainers have been accepted by their colleges/universities of choice.

 

“Our students are here for every sport, every practice and every game. They don’t get an off season,” said Catherine Marr. “We are together from the first week in Aug. until graduation in June including school holidays and weekends.”

 

While all Klein ISD student athletic trainer programs offer the same classes, skills and curriculum, you can see the passion and determination in each  program. Student trainers perform secretarial duties, are taught lifesaving skills, how to handle emergency situations and in some cases even help coordinate schedules with coaches and teams. These students are being taught skills that will help them in their career pathways through an unprecedented educational foundation.

Service Project Sets New Record at Krimmel
Mar 18 2015 - 01:48:00 pm

It was a boys against the girls Penny War at Krimmel Intermediate that led to a record-setting $5,000 donation to the local SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship club. The Krimmel student leadership team K-Rock chose SIRE as their service project for the year and have spent many hours working at the facility to help clean and repair areas that need improvement.

 

The Penny War brought students and teachers at Krimmel together, with the boys securing victory, to raise $5,000. This money will be used to purchase a much needed piece of stabilizing equipment to help horses when they have disabled riders. A check presentation will take place on March 19 and SIRE will be on campus with one of their horses.

 

Congratulations to all of these students for setting a new record and making a difference in their local community. To learn more about SIRE, click here.

Elementary Students Trade Valentine’s Parties to Give Back
Mar 18 2015 - 01:46:00 pm

Students at Metzler Elementary traded their Valentine’s Day parties to work as a team to give back to their community. With the help of PTO volunteers and teachers, a school-wide project called ‘Husky Hugs’ allowed students to  make placemats, activity books, tie-dyed pillow cases, blankets and cards designed to brighten the day of patients at Texas Children’s Hospital.

 

February kicked off the school’s ‘Huskies Making a Difference Campaign’ with an assembly led by fifth grade student Faith Farquer sharing her story about her battle with leukemia. For three weeks, students collected coins in an effort to ‘Make Leukemia Disappear’ and raised more than $2,400 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Klein Students Donate More Than 40,000 Meals
Mar 18 2015 - 01:44:00 pm

Students at Theiss Elementary recently took part in a meal packaging event where they filled bags and packaged meals that will be donated to local families in need and also to people in the Philippines.

 

With the help of Harvest Pack, a non-profit organization that helps provide nutritious meals to those in need around the world, Theiss students as well as the Klein High Volleyball team and the National Honor Society helped organize, fill and package more than 40,000 meals. Locally, these meals will be donated to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tomball, The Houston Food Bank and Bridging for Tomorrow. Additional meals will be sent to the Philippines.

 

This event was hosted by the Theiss Elementary PTO. More than $16,000 was raised through this effort.

 

For more information on Harvest Pack, click here and to view photos of the event, click here

Bond 2015 Meetings Offered to the Community
Mar 18 2015 - 11:28:00 am

 

Klein ISD invites the community to attend a meeting to get the facts surrounding the 2015 bond election set for May 9, 2015. Meetings will be held at each of the four high schools for your convenience. Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain will discuss the anticipated student growth and outline the bond blueprint designed by the Bond Steering Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees. A question and answer session will follow. Dates and times are as follows:
Klein Oak High School Auditorium March 24, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein Forest High School Auditorium March 30, 2015  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein Collins High School Auditorium April 6, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein High School Auditorium April 14, 2015 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Klein Students Compete in Regional DI Competition
Mar 06 2015 - 10:59:00 am

Klein ISD had 92 teams compete at the recent Destination Imagination Regional Competition hosted by Tomball ISD. Destination Imagination (DI)  is a program that encourages students to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM learning. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders through their project-based team challenges in one of seven pre-determined categories. For more information on DI, click here

 

Click here for a photo album and congratulations to the following teams that have qualified for the DI State Invitational Tournament:

 

Benignus Elementary

Brill Elementary

Mueller Elementary

Metzler Elementary

Hassler Elementary

Mittelstadt Elementary

Zwink Elementary

Krimmel Intermediate – two teams

Strack Intermediate

Kleb Intermediate

Hildebrandt Intermediate

Klein High School

Klein Collins High School – two teams

Klein Forest High School

Klein Academic Challenge Results
Mar 06 2015 - 09:02:00 am

Intermediate students from across Klein ISD recently took part in the Klein Academic Challenge where students competed against one another in many different subject areas. Congratulations to all that participated! Click here for a complete list of school results.

AAUW Awards Klein Schools Grants
Mar 06 2015 - 08:57:00 am

Several Klein schools were awarded grants at the recent American Association of University Women (AAUW) awards luncheon. The AAUW administers fellowship and grant programs that advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the world.

 

Zwink Pre-k teachers, Mary Jane Jones and Nubia Bencomo, were awarded a $2,000 grant for their project ‘Building Brick by Brick the Foundation for Future Success!”. This grant will help students, especially girls, gain exposure and interest in STEM careers at an early age. This is Zwink’s third grant from the AAUW.

 

Also receiving a grant at the luncheon was Grace England Early Childhood/Pre-K Center’s Rachel Heallen. Her $ 2,475 grant ‘Length x Width x Height Measures Success’ will enable every teacher at Grace England to receive a measurement kit with wooden blocks, illustrations, measuring cups, sink/floating activities and other hands-on materials for math projects.

 

Congratulations to all of these grant winners.

Klein Student Named Presidential Scholar
Mar 06 2015 - 08:54:00 am

Congratulations to Klein High School student Arjoon Srikanth for being named a 2015 Presidential Scholar. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas including academic and artistic success, leadership and involvement in school and their community, Presidential Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.

 

Srikanth has been invited to Washington D.C. in June to participate in the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House sponsored ceremony.

 

To learn more about this program, click here

Kindergarten Roundup Coming This Spring
Mar 03 2015 - 09:40:00 am

Elementary schools in Klein ISD are preparing for the annual Kindergarten Roundup, a pre-registration program for the 2015-16 school year. The Roundup is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at all elementary schools. Parents must register their children at the school within their attendance zone. To see your attendance zone, click here.  In order to enroll a child in kindergarten, the child must be the age of five on or before September 1, 2015. 

 

Parents must present the student’s proof of identity (birth certificate preferred) and a complete immunization health record from a licensed physician at the time of registration. It is also required to show proof of residence in the Klein ISD, which can include a lease agreement, electric, water or gas bill with the parent's name and address (telephone bills cannot be accepted). 

Listed below are the times each campus will host its event. Click on the image for a larger image and parents may contact their child's campus for further information.



Klein Forest Students Create No Limits University
Mar 03 2015 - 09:36:00 am

Klein Forest seniors and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) members, Aierion Fisher and Ecaterina Ghetes have created a project designed to help younger students develope the mindset of going to college and believing there are no limits to achieving that goal.

 

Research shows that it is often too late to address the need for a college degree when a student has entered high school and that the process of educating students about the advantages of higher education should start at the lowest possible level. ‘No Limits University’ takes this action one step further by promoting the college environment to parents as well as the students’ teachers.

 

DECA students have asked for college and universities to donate their T-shirts to Klein ISD elementary schools to ensure that every child has the opportunity to participate in college T-shirt day every Wednesday. Texas State, University of Houston and the University of Alabama are a few of the schools that have already partnered with this project by donating shirts.

 

These students have worked hard on this DECA marketing project that was presented at the district level and has now advanced to the state level. Congratulations to these students!

Air Force JROTC Student Earns Part in Security Forum
Mar 03 2015 - 09:35:00 am

Klein Oak junior Angelica Ramirez has been nominated by the National Research Center for College and University Admissions to take part in the U.S. National Security Forum in Washington D.C. this spring.

 

The National Security Forum introduces students to first-hand experiences and challenging career options in national security and related fields and focuses on actual world events. Students will develop critical thinking, leadership abilities and public speaking skills to tackle the complexity of national decision-making in the face of a challenge, crisis or conflict.

 

During the forum, students will also have the opportunity to meet with highly respected policy makers, military leaders and other experts in the field. Leading institutions such as the CIA, the Pentagon, the U.S. Naval Academy and a variety of embassies have opened their doors to students, giving them a behind-the-scenes view of national security in action. An exclusive career fair provides students with insight into national security career options and connects them with representatives from federal agencies and service academies.

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